DEC-TR-553: Error Characteristics of FDDI. Report Available.

Raj Jain, DEC, 550 King St., Littleton, MA 01460, USA (
24 Jun 88 20:40

The following DEC Technical Report DEC-TR-553 is now available for

Title: Error Characteristics of Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI)
        [32 pages]
Author: Raj Jain
        Digital Equipment Corp.
        550 King St. (LKG1-2/A19)
        Littleton, MA 01460

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Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI) is a 100 megabits per second fiber
optic local area network (LAN) standard being developed by the American
National Standard Institute (ANSI).

We analyze the impact of various design decisions on the error detection
capability of the protocol. In particular, we quantify frame error rate,
token loss rate, and undetected error rate. Several characteristics of the

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